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Re: Left handedness and stylus input (tabletPC, palm, etc)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 02:14:39 -0500 (EST)
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
cc: <liddy.nevile@motile.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0212120210480.32507-100000@tux.w3.org>

Good thinking Jonathan. Reminded me that we did that, with the following in
the user agent guidelines:

11.7 Tool bar configuration. (P3)

+ For graphical user agent user interfaces with tool bars, allow the user to
  configure the position of user agent user interface controls on those tool
+ Offer a predefined set of controls that may be added to or removed from
  tool bars.
+ Allow the user to restore the default tool bar configuration.

-- http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG/guidelines.html#tech-configure-controls

(This covers your use case, which is more serious, more than mine, but
suggesting techniques to the working group is always a good thing).



On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

>  regarding learning disability and input
>I've always felt it should be relatively trivial, (or easy) to change
>the contents of toolbars, or personalise them this is one of the
>benefits of linux.
>for instance when introducing an email program, it would be much
>simpler if only the compose and send buttons were present, at least
>until a message was received.
>ctrl click and drag for all elements of all applications, pass it on to

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